QL Ethernet expansion card project

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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby ppe » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:30 am

IanJ wrote:I am quite interested in building up your ethernet card.......would you be interested in sharing the design and code. I've been looking for a way to build a QL based web server just for fun.


Hi Ian,

I have sent you a PM.

Cheers,
Petri


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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby msch » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:33 am

Any progress so far?

Ethernet for QL sounds interesting... :P


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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby ppe » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:11 pm

msch wrote:Any progress so far?


Hello,

the project is hibernating again due to "real-life" time consuming situation. Looking for fellow hobbyists that would be interested in cooperating on this. Happy to share code/design if anybody wants to pitch in.

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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby Dave » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:01 pm

We're interested, as always. I have ten of the IC controllers here....


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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby quantumDavey » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:51 pm

Hey,

Got any further on this ?

Would be really interested to see your design documentation and any other info you've got on your prototype.

Cheers,

Dave


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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby Dave » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:40 am

For clarity, that Dave is not this Dave.


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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby ppe » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:54 am

quantumDavey wrote:Got any further on this ?

Would be really interested to see your design documentation and any other info you've got on your prototype.


Hi Dave,

fortunately I have had a bit of spare time early this year so I have made quite a lot of progress on the driver which is the biggest missing piece of the puzzle. To be honest, the QDOS driver is not even strictly necessary but it would make it a lot easier to recompile stuff that uses a POSIX TCP stack as well as providing convenient SuperBASIC access to the hardware. I have implemented a network time synchronisation client, an HTTP file fetcher and a DNS name resolver without the driver by using the card directly from C through some API wrapper code.

Hardware wise there are a couple of things that need to be solved and a couple of things that need to be changed before designing the first "real" version of a PCB. Current implementation is on a prototype board. I'm more of a software guy so it would be nice to have someone with more hardware experience help.

I would very happy to share any/all of the design and source code with anyone willing to chip in on the effort. Heck, having someone collaborate would probably re-ignite my enthusiasm for actually getting this thing finished after so many years of fits and starts. However, I want to keep it on a strict non-commercial basis so anything that derives from the existing stuff needs to be non-commercial/non-profit.

Please feel free to send me a message if you want to take a look :)

Kind regards,
Petri


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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby Paul » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:35 pm

If you like I can design a pcb for you and have some prototypes made.
Non profit would be great for me.
I'm not into QL software. So I can only help on the hardware side.
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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby ppe » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:17 pm

Paul wrote:If you like I can design a pcb for you and have some prototypes made.
Non profit would be great for me.
I'm not into QL software. So I can only help on the hardware side.
Kind regards
Paul


Hi Paul,

thank you for your kind offer for help, much appreciated! There is no rush with the PCB since the software side has to be finalised first with the current prototype but I would really like some opinions on how to approach a couple of things on the hardware side for the next iteration. I'll send you a private message.

Cheers,
Petri


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Re: QL Ethernet expansion card project

Postby quantumDavey » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:29 pm

Hey yeah ! Non profit sounds fine to me.

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